- Fairhope. AL
Jake used to dream of being an astronaut, but decided that jazz might just be cooler than space. He is drawn both to the endless possibilities inherent in the concept of improvisation, but also to sharing the empowering freedom of jazz with others through outreach and education. To that end, he is thrilled to start studies in jazz saxophone in the Jacobs School of Music and take classes with wonderful people on IU’s beautiful campus. When he’s not busy making music, Jake enjoys listening to jazz in his room late at night, swimming early in the morning, and watching The Dark Knight any chance he can get. He fuels all these activities by cooking his favorite and very versatile dish: eggs. As the first-ever Scholar from Fairhope High School, Jake is looking forward to gaining access to the vast resources, opportunities, and network of people at IU and Jacobs. Jake would love to travel to the Pacific Northwest one day to explore the tranquility of its natural beauty. In fact, he’s already planning to spend his retirement traveling the world to see new places and meet new people! Jake would like to thank his parents for teaching him to strive to be the best at whatever he chooses to do. He will hold the Gerald and Dorothy Redding scholarship.